Kentucky vs. Texas A&M - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (11-4) at Kentucky Wildcats (12-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and Kentucky Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Rupp Arena.
The Texas A&M Aggies need a bounce back win that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 78 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 38 percent shooting. DJ Hogg is averaging 14.4 points and 2.5 assists while Tyler Davis is averaging 14.1 points and 8.4 rebounds. Admon Gilder is the third double-digit scorer and Duane Wilson is dishing 4.5 assists. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 78.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Kevin Knox is averaging 14 points and 5.9 rebounds while Hamidou Diallo is averaging 13.7 points and 1.7 assists. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the third double-digit scorer and Quade Green is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since January 28 of last year.
The Aggies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I was high on the Texas A&M Aggies before the season began, and while they're experiencing a rough patch right now, they're still one of the more talented teams in the country that can go toe-to-toe with anybody. Robert Williams is expected to be back after missing a game with an illness. Kentucky has had issues of its own recently, as these Wildcats are taking a little longer than expected to come together. An experienced Texas A&M team that needs a victory. Yeah, I like the value of the points here.